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practice ( usually , uncountable plural )
Repetition of an activity to improve a skill.
Synonyms: , rehearsal , drill , dry run , exercise , training , trial workout He will need lots of practice with the lines before he performs them. An organized event for the purpose of performing such repetition.
Being on a team is hard: you're always having to go to practice while everyone else is taking it easy. I have choir practice every Sunday after church.
( uncountable , especially medicine , art ) The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts.
2016, Raphael Vella, Artist-Teachers in Context: International Dialogues, Springer ( →ISBN), page 53
Which is the most demanding? I think that my practice as an artist is 'stronger' because it is the practice that best fuels and balances myself and that generates new knowledge for my other work as both arts educator and creative arts therapist.
( countable ) A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice.
Synonym: general practice She ran a thriving medical practice. The observance of
religious duties that a church requires of its members. A
customary action, habit, or behaviour; a manner or routine.
Synonyms: , custom , habit , pattern , routine , wont wone
It is the usual practice of employees there to wear neckties only when meeting with customers. It is good practice to check each door and window before leaving. Actual operation or
experiment, in contrast to theory.
Antonym: theory That may work in theory, but will it work in practice?
( law ) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.
This firm of solicitors is involved in family law practice. Skilful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; stratagem; artifice.
1590, Philippe Sidnei [ i.e., Philip Sidney], “ (please specify the page number)”, in Fulke Greville, Matthew Gwinne, and John Florio, editors, [ The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia The New Arcadia], London: [ … ] William Ponsonbie, ; republished in Albert Feuillerat, editor, OCLC 801077108 The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia (Cambridge English Classics: The Complete Works of Sir Philip Sidney; I), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: University Press, 1912, : OCLC 318419127 He sought to have that by practice which he could not by prayer. (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?) ( mathematics ) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.
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British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand English spelling distinguishes between
practice ( noun ) and practise ( verb ), analogously with / advice . In American English, the spelling advise is commonly used for both noun and verb.
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repetition of an activity to improve skill
American Sign Language:
A@RadialFinger-PalmAcross-1@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Frontandback Arabic:
تَدْرِيب m ( tadrīb ) Armenian:
պարապմունք (hy) ( parapmunkʿ ), վարժություն (hy) ( varžutʿyun ) Belarusian:
пра́ктыка f ( práktyka ) Bulgarian:
тренировка (bg) f ( trenirovka ), упражнение (bg) n ( upražnenie ) Catalan:
pràctica (ca) f Chinese:
, 練習 练习 ( lin 6 zaap 6 ) Dungan:
лянщи ( li͡anxi ) Hakka:
, 練習 练习 ( lien-si̍p ) Mandarin:
練習 , (zh) 练习 (zh) ( liànxí ) Min Nan:
, 練習 练习 ( liān-si̍p ) Wu: , 練習 练习 ( li ziq ) Czech:
cvičení , (cs) , procvičování praxe (cs) Dutch:
oefening (nl) Esperanto:
harjoitus , (fi) harjoittelu (fi) French:
pratique (fr) f Galician:
práctica f German:
Übung , (de) Üben , n Training (de) n Greek:
εξάσκηση (el) f ( exáskisi )
Ancient: ἄσκησις f ( áskēsis ), μελέτημα n ( melétēma ) Hindi:
अभ्यास (hi) m ( abhyās ), रियाज़ f ( riyāz ) Hungarian:
gyakorlás , (hu) ( in some phrases , in a more abstract sense ) gyakorlat (hu) Indonesian:
latihan (id) Italian:
pratica (it) Japanese:
練習 (ja) ( れんしゅう, renshū ) Kabuverdianu:
ensaiu Khmer: ការិយកម្ម (km) ( kaareyaʼkam ), ការិយកិច្ច ( kaareyaʼkəc )
연습 (ko) ( yeonseup ) ( 練習 ), (ko) ( North Korea ) 련습 (ko) ( ryeonseup ) Lao:
ຫັດ ( hat ) Low German:
German Low German: Öven , f or n Euven , f or n Training n Lü:
please add this translation if you can Macedonian:
пракса f ( praksa ) Malay:
pratique f Norwegian:
øvelse , m øving , m or f trening (no) , m or f praksis (no) m Nynorsk: øving , f trening f Persian:
تمرین (fa) ( tamrin ) Plautdietsch:
Eewunk f Polish:
praktyka (pl) , f ćwiczenie (pl) n Portuguese:
prática (pt) f Romanian:
practică (ro) , f aplicare (ro) , f antrenament (ro) n Russian:
пра́ктика (ru) ( práktika ), трениро́вка (ru) f ( treniróvka ), упражне́ние (ru) n ( upražnénije ) Scottish Gaelic:
cleachdadh m Serbo-Croatian:
vjȅžba (sh) , f vjȅžbānje (sh) n Slovak:
cvičenie n Slovene:
urjenje , n praksa f Spanish:
práctica (es) f Swedish:
övning (sv) , c träning (sv) c Thai:
หัด ( hàt ) Turkish:
alıştırma , (tr) egzersiz (tr) Ukrainian:
пра́ктика (uk) f ( práktyka ) Vietnamese:
sự luyện tập (vi) Yiddish:
פּראַקטיק f ( praktik ) Zhuang: please add this translation if you can
an ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession
an observance of religious duties
customary action, habit, or behaviour
actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory
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practice ( third-person singular simple present , practices present participle , practicing simple past and past participle )
( US ) Alternative spelling of practise
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vocative masculine singular of practicus